Today's Beautiful Gem: `The heart is a blooming garden' by Hakim Sanai

"The road your Self must journey on
lies in polishing the mirror of your heart;
it is not by rebellion and discord
that the heart is polished free
of the rust of hypocrisy and unbelief;
Your mirror is polished by your certitude
by the unalloyed purity of your faith.

"Break free from the chains
you have forged upon yourself,
for you will be free when you are free of clay.
The body is dark-- the heart is shining bright;
the body is mere compost-- the heart a blooming garden."

Om Santih! Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao